Diseases and Disorders of the Colon

Unhealthy Colon - Diseases and Disorders The diseases of the colon can be genetic in nature or result form the diet or lifestyle of the person.

The illnesses that result from diet and lifestyle can be improved through regular colon cleansing to help move food along, and rid the intestine of any impurities or toxins.

It is quite common for many people suffering form a colonic disease to see improvements after having their colon cleaned.

Not only can the diseases of the colon be divided into those occurring genetically or from the diet/lifestyle, but they are also described according to how they affect the colon. Thus the diseases of the colon can be either functional disorders or structural disorders. The functional disorders are those that result in the colon not functioning the way in which it should. Diseases of the colon classified as functional disorders might will usually not result in a change to the way in which the colon looks, but rather how the colon functions.

The structural disorders are those diseases of the colon that result in a change occurring to the structure of the colon. Therefore, in these types of diseases the colon might not have a change in the way it functions, but a change from how the normal intestine should look like, will occur.

The diseases of the colon that are considered the functional disorders include constipation and irritable bowel disease, which is also known as spastic colon.

The diseases of the colon that are considered to be structural disorders include hemorrhoids, fissures, diverticular disease, colon polyps, colitis, and colon cancer. The next series of articles will focus on these both the functional and structural diseases of the colon and how colon cleansing can be an improvement.

The Diagnosis Of Constipation

Constipation diagnosis, symptoms and treatment.

For you to be diagnosis with constipation, your physician will need to evaluate you using standard medical procedures.

A thorough physical examination is necessary in everyone who complains of the symptoms associated with constipation. After listening to your history of other illnesses, and doing a physical exam, the physician will order a series of tests to be completed.

The tests ordered will depend on your symptoms and how severe they might be. The majority of people need only some minor tests. The more complicated tests are for anyone who might have a serious case, or who have not recovered from previous treatment.

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Posted on: 2010-05-31 in Diseases and Disorders

Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Causes Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Nobody knows for sure what is the cause of the irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). The walls of the intestines are furnished with the layers of the muscle, which contract and slacken while they move the food to the rectum. When the intestines function correctly, these muscles will contract properly, however in ibs, the contractions of the intestines are intense and last for a longer period of time.

The food or waste that is present in the intestines will move through quickly, accompanied by gas, and a bloated feeling in the stomach and intestine. However, it is also possible for the reverse to occur. The food moves through the intestine slowly, and the feces will become hard and dry, leading to constipation.

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Posted on: 2010-04-06 in Diseases and Disorders

The Most Common Causes of Constipation

Constipation sufferer

Usually, the causes of constipation are linked to the slow movement of waste through the intestine. Therefore, anything that will disturb how fast or the process of getting rid of wastes, has the potential to cause constipation.

The most common cause of constipation is drugs. The drugs that most people will complain to their doctor that is giving them constipation are drugs that work on the nervous system. These drugs include drugs for treating depressions such as…

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Posted on: 2010-02-09 in Diseases and Disorders